Free media/policy workshop

‘Standing up for Science’ workshop
14 November 2018
Wellcome Collection, London

Free event for early career scientists, engineers, medics and social scientists (including PhDs, post-docs or equivalent).

Learn how the media works, how evidence can inform policy, what journalists and policymakers want and need from researchers, and how to involve the public in communicating your research. Hear directly from and ask questions of researchers who have interacted with the media, science journalists, and policymakers.

Apply by 4th November 2018

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Influencing Policy: Planning Workshop

Thursday 15th November, 10.30-12.30
Room G20, Birkbeck Malet St.

Open to all interested PhDs, Post-docs and staff at Birkbeck.

Discuss possible ways to involve policy makers and influencers in your research. From think tanks to Select Committees, identify opportunities to connect with relevant groups or individuals. Understand the English legislative process and hear how other Birkbeck researchers have successfully engaged with policy. Take time to consider who you want to involve in your work and discuss the best ways to share your research with different groups.

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Community Research Partnerships – UCL event

Hosted by the UCL Engineering Exchange, register for this free event to share knowledge about issues facing London communities. The key themes are: Green Infrastructure, Air Quality and the Circular Economy.

Friday 7th Sept, 2018 – 9.30-18.00

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Engaged Practice Symposium at Birkbeck

Engaged Practice Symposium at Birkbeck

Monday 17th September 2018
10.30-17.00
Birkbeck, University of London

This event will bring together Birkbeck researchers with an active interest in participation, involvement and collaboration with communities and publics, within research and knowledge production.

To support this engaged practice, sessions will be focused on sharing experience, networking, and exploring opportunities for funding. Researchers from across the Schools will talk about their projects; discuss their methodologies, challenges, and successes. We will also consider the future support that would be beneficial throughout the engaged research process.

This event is open to all Birkbeck researchers with an interest in dialogue with non-academic groups, throughout the lifespan of their research. The programme will be announced in late-July.

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Masterclass in Humanities Engagement – From the Being Human Festival

Thursday 28 June 2018, 10.30am – 6.15pm
Senate House
Run by the School of Advanced Study
£20 to attend | £10 students/unwaged

Suitable for Being Human Festival organisers and others interested in public engagement in the humanities.

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Communications and policy training day for early careers researchers

Free day-long workshop for PhD/post-docs from STEM or social science subjects. Discuss interacting with media, science journalists, policy makers and working with the public.

Friday 15th June, University of Warwick.

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Planning Workshops – register now for the summer term

Developing Interactive Activities: Planning Workshop
Mon 30th April, 14.00-15.30

Engaging with Schools: Planning Workshop 
Mon 14th May, 18.00-19.30

Presenting to Public Audiences: Planning Workshop
Wed 6th June, 14.00-15.30

Online Engagement: Planning Workshop
Wed 13th June, 18.00-19.30

Four new workshops are offered to PhD and Postdoc researchers, focusing on different types of public engagement. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend, from any School/subject.
For any further information contact public-engagement@bbk.ac.uk